Foscam DDNS Configuration

Were you referred to our site after purchasing a Foscam product?

Chances are you were referred to us because you need/or want to access your camera at any time,but your network has a dynamic IP address.

Luckily, your Foscam device comes preconfigured to support our company. Our service will post dynamic updates to your No-IP hostname when your Internet Service Provider decides to issue you a new IP address.

To enable DDNS functions in your Foscam device you will first need to have a No-IP account and hostname created. If you have not created a No-IP account and hostname please refer to this tutorial.

Enabling DDNS functions in your Foscam camera:

Foscam DDNS

DDNS service: You will select your DNS service provider No-IP.
DDNS User: Enter either your No-IP account username or email address.
DDNS Password: Enter your No-IP account password.
DDNS Host: Enter your No-IP account hostname.

That’s it! As long as your camera is actively running, the device will check your IP address every few minutes. If it has changed we will send a notification to your account and update the desired host with the new IP address. This will essentially prevent you from losing a connection simply because your IP address changed.

Note: No-IP free users need to manually post an update once a month in order to avoid the pending deletion state. Free hostnames are deleted after 30 days of inactivity. Inactivity is defined as when a host has not been updated or ‘touched’ via the web interface or a dynamic update client with a new IP address. If your internet service provider has not issued you a new address in the past 30 days your host will most likely be set to inactive.

Logging into the website and modifying the hostname manually also counts as an update and will reset the 30 day counter on the host.

To eliminate the 30 day expiration notice you may wish to upgrade to the No-IP Enhanced service.